Disability Evaluations and Violence Risk: Early Recognition of Mental Health Issues Can Reduce More Concerning Behaviors Later

Philip Saragoza, M.D.Winter, 2023 An increasingly common issue I see in my consulting is organizations struggling with what to do about an employee who is exhibiting disconcerting or disruptive behavior, but that doesn’t include outright aggression, hostility or threats. These behaviors are often reflective of different types of mental health and/or substance use issues, but not yet identified as such. …

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Threat Assessment on College Campuses

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A Female Mass Murder

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Envy and Extreme Violence

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Threat Assessment Team Negligence: Cleveland vs. Taft Union

Reid Meloy, Ph.D. & Molly Amman, J.D. Summer, 2022 For those of you trying to convince senior management to commit sufficient resources for a credible and sustained best practices protocol – show them this feature by Reid Meloy and our colleague Molly Amman. Another sign that with the increase in risk of violence in organizational settings comes increased exposure to …

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Missteps and Omissions in Threat Assessment Practice

Stephen White, Ph.D.Winter, 2022 On March 8th and 9th Reid Meloy and I will conduct our annual two-day WAVR-21 training, open to threat assessment practitioners across all disciplines. Please see the adjoining reminder in this newsletter for more details. We are excited to see the robust response in registrations, both in person and virtually. Among the issues we address in …

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The Menu for an Extremist Ideology

In this feature, reprinted from Psychology Today, Reid Meloy identifies the commonalities that all extremist ideologies share. As threat assessors, his formulation informs our understanding of the link between beliefs and violence. Reid Meloy, Ph.D.Fall, 2021 We are awash in reports of extremist beliefs, extremist groups, acts of terrorism, and threats from the left and the right.  Concerns about extremism …

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Conspiracy Theories and Violence: What Threat Assessors Should Know

Philip Saragoza, M.D. & Stephen White, Ph.D.Spring, 2021 In this feature, we discuss the challenge of identifying conspiracy theorists who pose a risk of violence – a topic we will address in our upcoming workshop, Violent Extremism, 2021: A Threat Assessment Update, May 10-13. On Christmas day, 2020, in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, lone actor Anthony Warner detonated a bomb from …

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